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2008-10-01 10:00:00

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp ["Germany Bans Import of Baby Food From China" - ddp headline] Berlin (ddp) - Following the scandal involving contaminated milk powder in China, Germany has banned the import of baby food from the Asian country.

2008-07-18 12:00:33

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp on 18 July Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel (Christian Democratic Union) intends to receive Barack Obama, US Democratic presidential candidate, at the Chancellor's Office during his visit to Berlin on Thursday [24 July].

2005-08-25 04:45:20

By Diana Niedernhoefer KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's highest court removed the final hurdle on Thursday to a September 18 general election that polls suggest will oust Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and bring the conservative opposition to power.

2005-08-25 03:16:13

KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's highest court removed the final hurdle on Thursday to a September 18 federal election, dismissing complaints that Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's path to an early vote was unconstitutional.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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